Monday, August 27, 2012

Taste this...

Salmon Niçoise Salad Serves 2 Salad: 2 salmon fillets, pan-seared in olive oil with a sprinkle of salt and pepper 2 cups mixed field greens 1 cup green beans, blanched in boiling water for 90 seconds and then chilled in an ice bath 4 baby potatoes (about 1 cup sliced potato), sliced, boiled until tender, drained, and cooled 6 baby Roma tomatoes, halved (or any tomatoes you like) 6-8 black good quality olives (such as Niçoise or Kalamata) 8 soft-boiled (or hard-boiled, if you prefer) quail eggs* Vinaigrette: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (or 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice) 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard Pinch salt and pepper *If you can’t find quail’s eggs, you can use 2 hen’s eggs (1 per person, since 4 quail eggs equals about 1 hen’s egg). To soft boil the quail’s eggs, bring a small saucepan of water to a rolling boil. Carefully add the quail’s eggs and boil for 2 1/2 minutes. Transfer the eggs from the boiling water directly into an ice bath (a bowl of cold water filled with ice). Cool completely, then crack and peel, being a bit careful because the membrane between the egg white and shell is a little thicker than in a chicken’s egg. (To make medium-boiled quail’s eggs, boil for 3 minutes; for hard-boiled, boil 4 minutes. I used Simply Cooked’s guide on How to Cook Perfect Quail’s Eggs and it worked like a charm.) Arrange all salad components on two plates in any decorative way you like. Whisk together all ingredients for the vinaigrette in a small bowl and drizzle on top. Serve immediately, with fresh ground black pepper on top.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Aloha from STL

This place right here man, I'm trying to tell yall!! This will forever be home, the place where I seek to refuel my soul, the place that gave me my first stage to shine, the place that continues to give me courage and support. MY CHURCH. There is no greater love then the love I've learned here!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Repping the A, for Aloha that is

Feeling EDGY and POWERFUL today, those are only a couple of things the A stands for!!! #AisforALoha #teamreallovehotel

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I HOPE to INSPIRE before I EXPIRE: Gabby Douglas

What an inspiring person, Gabby is not only putting on for African-American girls around the world, but also for people who truely make sacrifices for their dreams!!! #motiviation #teaminspired #workhard